Heljan O Gauge BR MK1 CCT Vans

Posted by Warren Bennett on


Tooling has now been approved by Heljan and they've just completed the livery artwork for all nine versions. More info expected soon!

With outstanding underframe detail, sprung wheelsets with pinpoint axles and sprung buffers/screw link couplings it's a high-quality model that will suit any BR era layout.
More than 800 of these general purpose two-axle vans were built by BR between 1959 and 1961. With folding end doors, they continued the long tradition of the Covered Carriage Truck (CCT), a type dating back to the 19th century for the movement of road carriages and cars.
However, as motor cars grew larger, they were banned from these duties in the mid-1960s, after which newspapers, mail and parcels traffic formed the bulk of their work. Many passed into departmental use from the 1970s onwards, proving useful as storage and tool vans.

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